Youth Fountain, Vancouver’s own pop-tinged punk band, are releasing their new album Letters to Our Former Selves today. With it comes the release of the video for “Ache”, an acoustic-strewn track that takes their emotionally charged music and strips it down to its bare-bones.
The album, out via Pure Noise Records, is the group’s debut album. It follows the release of their 2-song EP in 2017.
Speaking to Kerrang, Tyler Zanon talked about the track’s place on the album as well as some of its lyrical topics;
“Our track Ache is the most barebones, stripped down songs on the album. The topics we wrote about on ‘Ache’ tend to sum up what the whole record is about – the ongoing struggle with mental illness for most of my adolescent life, finding a sense of relief through writing music and lyrics about those inner issues and attempting to burry those parts of who I’ve been.”
Youth Fountain are touring North America through March and April. Letters to Our Former Selves is available starting today.
“Ache” is pretty good; a little like all those acoustic Yellowcard songs with a little more oomph.
Hangtime share “Can I Take You Out” video
There’s no escaping the 90s sound
Not too long ago we had a short chat with Canadian pop-punk band Hangtime about their new EP and the video for the track “One Nine Nine Five”. The aptly titled song is a throwback to a pop punk thought long gone but as this Toronto band will attest, is by no means dead. Now the band have debuted their new music video for the track “Can I Take You Out”; a sweetly romantic, melodic pop punk ode.
The track is a cut from their 2019 EP Invasion, which you can pick up via Bandcamp. Hangtime have a couple of upcoming Canadian shows on the horizon; with all the details available on their Facebook page.
When we spoke to the band and where their sound comes from, guitarist/vocalist Warren Gregson explained their influences;
“There’s no escaping the 90s sound I’m afraid, that’s just who we are. Actually, our biggest influences go back further than that. Most of us were first listening to bands like ALL, Misfits, Dag Nasty, Big Drill Car, Bad Religion, Doughboys, Nils… etc, back in the 80’s. I suppose that’s where the 90s sound for many other bands originated as well.”
Check out the new video and let’s reminisce about some good old school pop punk.
Longwave return with “If We Ever Live Forever”
Longwave still know how to make an impression
New York indie rockers Longwave are returning with their first album in a decade. Titled If We Ever Live Forever, the album is the follow-up to 2008’s Secrets Are Sinister. The band have recently been releasing new music over the last year, with the single “Stay With Me” hitting airwaves in October of last year. Longwave have now revealed the music video for the new song “If We Ever Live Forever”, which you can view above.
If We Ever Live Forever is due for release October 25th via Bodan Kuma Recordings and will be followed by a short run of dates through the eastern side of North America. You can pre-order the new Longwave album from the band’s webstore.
Longwave first burst on to the scene with 2000’s Endsongs, but really started making waves with their 2003 release The Strangest Things (which included the hit single “Tidal Wave”). The latter was the band’s major label debut for RCA Records. We last covered Longwave in 2005, reviewing their terrific album There’s A Fire.